The Sterile Cuckoo, the film that made Liza Minnelli a movie star and earned her a first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, will be released Oct. 16 for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD.
From Olive Films:
August 28, 2012 – The Sterile Cuckoo will be released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on October 16, 2012 by Olive Films. Alan J. Pakula’s 1968 directorial debut stars Liza Minnelli (Cabaret) as Pookie Adams, a relentlessly kooky coed who falls in love with a reserved young college student, Jerry Payne (Wendell Burton). She actively pursues the shy boyish-man and helps him through the tough first months in school. They both benefit from the relationship; he gains self-confidence and she’s now able to come to grips with her unhappy home life, but sadly he gradually outgrows her. This very realistic and heartbreaking love story received two Oscar® nominations, one for Minnelli (Best Actress) and one for Fred Karlin and Dory Previn for their song, “Come Saturday Morning”.
“The Sterile Cuckoo is a kook named 'Pookie,' a wacky, wisecracking, motherless, outrageously adorable, collegiate gamin (from a novel by Jack Nichols) who comes on like gangbusters. Liza Minnelli plays the role, and her fragile, funny, freshman love affair with an undergraduate entomologist (Wendell Burton in his first screen role) is in a class by itself … It is Minnelli's one-woman show.” - The Hollywood Reporter
1969 | Color | 107 Minutes | Rated PG | Anamorphic Widescreen